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“Gives you food for thoughts” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holocaust Memorial Center

Holocaust Memorial Center
Pava u. 39, Budapest 1094, Hungary
+36 1 455 3333
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Ranked #21 of 230 Attractions in Budapest
Type: History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: The Holocaust Memorial Center is a national institution established by the Government in 1999. In 2002, it decided to construct the building of the Center in Pava Street, outside of the traditional Jewish quarter, further emphasizing its national character.The Holocaust Memorial Center is one of the few institutions in the world, established by the state, that focuses entirely on Holocaust research and education.The visitors are welcomed into a unique space that was named as the most impressive in Budapest, beside the city's panorama itself by Frank Owen Gehry, one of the leading architects in our time. The modern building is organically linked to the Pava Street Synagogue, an authentic venue that once used to be the second largest site for Jewish worship in Budapest.The Institution is a center for scientific research education and culture. It welcomes visitors with interactive permanent and special periodic exhibitions, experience-based museum pedagogical programs and cultural performances. Guided tours are available in five languages and special, thematically focused tours are offered regularly. A bookshop and a cozy coffee shop contribute to a memorable visit.
Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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“Gives you food for thoughts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Very impressive place to visit. Gives you perspective of what has happend in Budapest during past years

Visited July 2012
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“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Ive been to many Holocaust museums including Israel, this was excellent. Really explained the plight of the Hungarian Jews, extremely well done. A little tricky to find though.

Visited October 2012
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“A LIFE LESSON”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

As stated in an earlier review on this page this museum is not enjoyable whatsoever but i feel it is a must see for everyone visiting the city.Very shocking and very effective at educating visitors on the holocaust and certainly opens up the mind to what can happen when humans are brainwashed by evil dictators.Glad we visited

Visited October 2012
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Fascinating history of the Hungarian people affected by the Holocaust. The museum is well presented, very informative and is quite moving. If you are interested in this aspect of history, definately visit here.

Visited October 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Hmm”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Obviously, these are places not to be enjoyed, and everyone should visit just to appreciate how lucky we are nowadays. It had a cannister of Zyclon B which was amazing to see in the flesh, and a lot of displays and interactive maps of the local area were fantastic. But it was just missing something. Still a must see visit though.

Visited September 2012
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RoMe1985, Intern at Holocaust Memorial Center, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear Tribester40,

Thank you for your review.

To inform future visitors and to contribute to our understanding of visitor's opinions, it may be good to specify what exactly is missing in your eyes?
You mention that the artifact and interactive displays are fantastic and that this is a must see museum. But the 'missing' thing makes your review drop to 3 points out of 5.

Kind regards,

RM
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